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Chef EDWARD FARROW has been tapped to oversee the kitchen at the soon-to-open Panorama Restaurant in the Saint Louis Art Museum's new East Building, set to debut this summer. Farrow is a CIA grad and a member of Slow Food and is known for his dedication to local purveyors. Most recently, he served as executive chef at the cafe of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Az.
Now that spring is finally here, it's time to get out and nosh on what's new for the season. Here's a short list of seasonal dishes currently being offered by some of the area's best eateries, along with recommendations for the best wines to accompany them.
I’ve been putting off writing this story for some time—too many things to tell you about and too little space. Yes, San Diego has a brilliant blue ocean and blue skies most of the time, mild temperatures year-round, a strong Spanish/Mexican heritage that permeates most of its architecture and culture, a huge U.S. Navy presence, amazing beaches and golf courses, a wealth of public and private universities and a world-famous zoo. You knew all this already, didn’t you?
Courtney Knapp with her grandmother, Michele Arete, and mother, Amy Knapp
The weather teases us. Sunshine and splendor one day, and back to chilly grayness and wicked winds the next. It’s a sure sign that spring is here, and with that touch of spring fever, my thirst for warm-weather wines is growing.
The restaurant takes its name from the house-made olive bread used for bread service, which came to the table warm and fresh, with plenty of accompanying olive oil on the side. The Pan D'Olive website describes the overall cuisine as "Mediterranean with a California twist," with an emphasis on Greek and Turkish flavors.
Maybe your bedroom closet space is limited to a few flimsy wire racks and a metal pole, or you struggle to fit groceries in a disorganized pantry. Perhaps there’s no storage system in the garage, or the entertainment center is overrun by cords and DVDs. If you find yourself in such a situation, California Closets may have the answer to your home organization problems, says James Cline, the company’s retail sales and marketing VP. “We work to align our customer’s needs and desires with an exact solution. We could have two spaces with the same dimensions, but because we are customizing each for that particular customer, you’ll never see the same design twice.”
The California Closets team includes design consultants Jessica Freeman, Jeannine Manning and Stephanie Cline, and customer liaisons Tricia Young and Beth Winschel.
After St. Louis native Terry Ross met her future husband, Neal, in San Francisco, the couple moved back to her hometown in 2000. They were looking for the same quality of life they enjoyed in California and found it in University City, where they appreciate the urban setting and walkability of the neighborhood, while still living in a larger home. Their children, Finnegan 9, and Charlotte (better known as ChiChi), 7, are able to walk to school and parks; and Terry, who works in marketing for College Bound, and Neal, who works in merchandising for CCA Global, enjoy the closeness of The Loop for date nights. We spoke with Terry to learn more about her family’s love for University City.
Entrepreneur Jason Jan admits he’s a little camera-shy. “I prefer to be humble,” says Jan, a husband and father of three children—two boys, ages 5 and 8, and a 7-month-old daughter.
In mid-January the historic Southern California city of Pasadena and its 935 Tournament of Roses volunteers and staff are already well into preparations for the 2014 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
Sparkle and shine always are a must for the holidays, and this year is no exception. Black and gold is the ‘now’ combination. Paired with Art Deco accessories, you’ll be sure to dazzle all season long.
Usually at this time of the year, activity dwindles in California’s Napa Valley. But for the past two years, the region has reinvented itself as a pre-Thanksgiving destination with ‘Flavor! Napa Valley.
When helping a client redesign any room in their home, the most important thing a designer can do is to listen, James Cline says. The VP of retail sales and marketing at Signature Kitchen & Bath says the entire process is built around helping clients realize the vision that might already be in their heads. “If we ask enough of the right questions and listen, we can pull that information from the customer and create exactly what they want for their home,” he says.
Looking to please your palate with something new on the menu? We asked sommeliers and wine directors from local restaurants to suggest wines to pair with their new and signature offerings for fall.
Story: Jerusha Abbott proclaims herself to be ‘the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home.” She’s lived there all of her 18 years, and was named after the first name in the phone pages and a moniker on a tombstone in the local cemetery. Her life is about to change, though, in 1908, when she is informed by the stern orphanage administrator that one of the Home’s trustees has set aside money to send her to college so that this girl with a seeming knack for words can train to become a professional writer.
Roasting S’mores, watching the changing of the leaves, or even a hayride…fall provides a perfect opportunity for changes in our daily routine. With that in mind, we asked some of St. Louis’ cultural leaders about their ideas for the perfect autumn evening.
Since it opened in Lafayette Square in 2003, Eleven Eleven Mississippi has earned a reputation as a first-rate culinary destination, the flagship eatery in the restaurant group of Paul and Wendy Hamilton, who also own Vin de Set, PW Pizza and Moulin Events. Chef Carl Hazel, late of The Scottish Arms, recently came aboard to run the stoves at Eleven Eleven, so the time was ripe to revisit.
This week, we continue our conversations with LN’s Show House designers. The 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House opens Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 21. For ticket information, visit laduenews.com or call 269-8836.
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) PALM DESERT, CA - APRIL 17: Paul McCartney performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 17, 2009 in Palm Desert, California. *Exclusive* (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MPL/WireImage for MPL)
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